Shoe Sensation Opens in Sturgeon Bay

The Shoe Sensation store at the Cherry Point Mall in Sturgeon Bay kicked off its grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The retail outlet carries nearly a dozen brand name products for all ages. Senior Vice President for Stores, Dave Schoengart, explains why the firm based in Indiana chose to open a store in Sturgeon Bay… Schoengart says Shoe Sensation has a long … Continue reading

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Door County Half Marathon is Saturday

The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K races at Peninsula State Park Saturday have been filled to capacity. Almost 2,700 participants are signed up for the tenth running of the race, which starts and ends near Nicolet Bay. Nearly 90% of the participants are coming from outside Door County, giving the peninsula a much needed early-season business boost. Nearly 200 volunteers will be … Continue reading

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Gibraltar DECA Teams Successful in International Competition

Four seniors at Gibraltar High School competed in the International DECA Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California April 25th through the 29th. The team of Christopher Andersen and Nathan Surges earned a medal and placed in the top 20 in the world with their entrepreneurship innovation plan. Over 2,000 teams participated in the competition world-wide. Andersen is the son of Bill and Heather Andersen of … Continue reading

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Council Votes to Seek Compromise on High Water Mark

After listening to an hour and 40 minutes of speakers asking the Sturgeon Bay City Council not to begin negotiations toward a settlement of the impasse between the city and a citizens group over the ordinary high water mark on a westside waterfront parcel, the city council Tuesday decided to do just that and they did so on a unanimous vote. In fact, the council-member … Continue reading

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Fallen Tree Knocks out Power to Hundreds Monday Morning

Three crews from Sturgeon Bay Utilities took less than an hour to restore electrical service to several hundred customers whose power went out around 10AM Monday. Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki explains what happened… Stawicki says these kind of electrical disruptions can happen at any time of the year… A handful of Sturgeon Bay Utilities electrical customers did not have their service available right away … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Releases Names of Kayakers Who Drowned Friday

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of two kayakers who died Friday in the waters of Lake Michigan, about 100 yards off Cave Point County Park, in the Town of Sevastopol. Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says 29-year old Matthew Alan Tauferner of Sturgeon Bay and 21-year old Dylan Tyler Dohr of Clintonville died when their kayaks capsized at about 11:30AM. Neither individual was … Continue reading

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Door County Emergency Vehicle Fun Day May 20th

For most people, the only opportunity to get close to a Door County emergency vehicle is to watch it as drives by on the highway. That will change on Saturday, May 20th when the eighth annual Emergency Vehicle Fun Day is held at the Cherryland Airport near Sturgeon Bay. From 11AM until 3PM, people of all ages will be able to learn about the different … Continue reading

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Clerk of Courts Discusses Jury Selection Process

If you’ve ever received correspondence in the mail indicating that you are part of the pool for jury duty, you may wonder how you were selected. Connie DeFere, Door County Clerk of Courts, talked about the selection process during a visit to WDOR last week. DeFere says names are gathered from the Department of Transportation and individuals in the jury pool, can be used multiple … Continue reading

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Two Kayakers Drown Near Cave Point

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the drowning deaths of two kayakers Friday in the waters of Lake Michigan, about 100 yards off Cave Point County Park, in the Town of Sevastopol. Sheriff Steve Delaware says the Door County Dispatch Center was notified that the men were in distress after having capsized at about 11:30AM. Neither individual was wearing a flotation device and the … Continue reading

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Door County Historical Museum Open for 78th Season Monday

The 78th season for the Door County Historical Museum begins Monday in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Dubbed “The Best Small Museum in the Midwest,” the historic building at the corner of 4th and Michigan continues to attract visitors from across the nation and around the world. Each of the four main viewing areas within the museum building highlights a different aspect of Door County history. The … Continue reading

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